Extreme crises — such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — present unique challenges and create conditions in which misconduct can thrive. Businesses are focused on survival, but risk mitigation must not be overlooked, as individuals involved in fraud and organized crime exploit weaknesses exposed by the pandemic.

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On 6 May, Sarah Keeling, a former senior British government official and StoneTurn Senior Adviser, led a panel of anti-fraud and crime prevention experts to discuss the impact of the global pandemic on businesses, as well as the risk implications of the virus.

Read a full recap of the discussion including a complete transcript of the Q&A session.

Highlights include:

• GeoPolitical Context of the Pandemic
• On the Frontline of Fraud Prevention
• A Looming Wave of Regulatory Enforcement
• Consequences of the Pandemic
• Responding to the Increased Risk of Fraud Arising from COVID-19


• Sarah Keeling, Senior Adviser, StoneTurn


• Annabel Kerley, Partner, StoneTurn
• Alex Moss, Senior Manager, StoneTurn
• Alex Rothwell, the National Co-ordinator for Fraud and Economic Crime, City of London Police
• Jeremy Summers, Partner, Osborne Clarke

About the Authors

Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling, a Partner with StoneTurn, is a former senior British government official with more than 20 years of experience in national security and intelligence matters in the U.K. and […]

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Annabel Kerley

Annabel Kerley, a Partner with StoneTurn, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. For over 13 years, she has specialized in forensic accounting, building up a considerable track record in […]

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Alexander Moss

Alexander Moss, a Senior Manager with StoneTurn, has more than a decade of experience in investigations, government advisory, internal audit and tax engagements. He has managed teams on several high-profile […]

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